SFTP Collection Agent

The SFTP collection agent collects files from a remote host and inserts them into a workflow, using the SFTP protocol over SSH2.

Upon activation, the agent establishes an SSH2 connection and an SFTP session towards the remote host. If this fails, additional hosts are tried, if configured. On success, the source directory on the remote host is scanned for all files matching the current filter. In addition, the Filename Sequence service may be utilized for further control of the matching files. All files found will be fed one after the other into the workflow.

When a file has been successfully processed by the workflow, the agent offers the possibility of moving, renaming, removing, or ignoring the original file. The agent can also automatically delete moved or renamed files after a configurable number of days. In addition, the agent offers the possibility of decompressing (gzip) files after they have been collected before they are inserted into the workflow.

When all the files have been successfully processed, the agent stops, awaiting the next activation, scheduled or manually initiated.

The SFTP collection agent supports IPv4 and IPv6 environments.

If you require to run the SFTP collection agent in a real-time workflow, for further information, see Batch-Based Real-Time Agents.